How to Clear iPhone History

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to clear your iPhone history? Whether you want to remove your browsing history, call logs, or app data, this guide will walk you through the steps to do so. Follow along to ensure your privacy and keep your device clutter-free.

Clearing Browsing History

If you use Safari as your default browser, it’s important to regularly clear your browsing history. Here’s how:

  1. Open Safari: Launch the Safari app from your iPhone’s home screen.

  2. Access Settings: Tap on the icon resembling a gear at the bottom right corner of the screen to access the Settings menu.

  3. Navigate to Safari settings: Scroll down and tap on “Safari” in the list of settings options.

  4. Clear browsing history: Under the “Privacy & Security” section, tap on “Clear History and Website Data”. Confirm your choice by selecting “Clear History and Data” again in the pop-up window.

Delete Call Logs

If you want to remove specific call logs or clear all call history on your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Open Phone app: Locate and open the Phone app from your home screen.

  2. Select Recents tab: Tap on the “Recents” tab at the bottom of the screen to view your recent calls.

  3. Delete individual calls: Swipe left on a specific call and tap “Delete” to remove it from your call history.

  4. Clear entire call history: If you want to delete all call logs, tap “Edit” at the top right corner of the screen. Then, tap on “Clear” to remove all entries.

Delete App Data

To clear app data on your iPhone, you can follow these general steps:

  1. Access Settings: Locate and open the Settings app on your device.

  2. Select General: Scroll down and tap on “General” in the list of settings options.

  3. Navigate to iPhone Storage: Tap on “iPhone Storage” or “Storage & iCloud Usage” (depending on your iOS version).

  4. Select an app: From the list of apps, choose the one you wish to clear data for.

  5. Delete app data: Within the app settings, look for an option called “Offload App” or “Delete App”. This will remove both the app and its data from your device.


If you delete an app without offloading it, all associated data will be lost. So make sure to back up any important information before proceeding with this step.

With these simple instructions, you can easily clear your iPhone history and maintain a clean digital footprint. Remember to regularly perform these steps to keep your device running smoothly and protect your privacy.

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